6.08.2014

Plant Container Makeover


When looking over my plant containers this spring I had these black containers that really were in need of something.  It was time to give them new life and I decided to try spray painting them with a Rust-Oleum Multicolor texture paint thats is made for outdoors.  

This was my first time using this type of paint and I am happy with the results.  I really like the multicolors and it has soft texture to give it a much better look than a flat spray paint would have.

There are some hungry rabbits around here that are always eating the flowers.  Since these will be on the patio at perfect height for them, I chose these flowers in hope that they will leave them alone.

Bullseye Salmon Geranium
Purple Fountain Grass
Purple Lobelia

Oh... the rabbits did nibble on the lobelia a bit at first but now have pretty much stayed away from the flowers.  Now all it needs to do is grow some more and fill in. 


5.12.2014

Book: Craft it Now



A new craft book called "Craft it Now" came out this month and I am thrilled to have my hand needle pincushion featured in it. There is a variety of over 75 different projects  in this book.  They are simple projects so you can get instant gratification! I can't wait to try a few out myself. If you get a chance check it out.       Craft it Now

Hand Needle Pincushion

4.06.2014

Cherries Head Wrap

I recently bought this cherry fabric with nothing special in mind,  I just thought it would be a fun fabric to have in my stash.  I decided to try a head wrap with summer coming I like to wear my hair up when it is hot. Which I am hoping for some warm weather soon.
You will need around 1/4 yard of fabric.  I folded it in half and cut 2 strips 4" by 37".
The template for the points at the ends I used a piece of card stock 4"x5" and folded in half the long way.  Then I drew a gradual curved line from the middle down to the bottom right side and cut out.

With the fabric still folded in half the long way, I put my template at the ends and traced on the outside edge.  Do this to both pieces and cut out.  Take both pieces and match right sides together and pin.  Using a 1/4" seam allowance start sewing somewhere in the middle and stitch pieces together leaving a 2" opening for turning.
With my pinking shears I trimmed along the the point so I don't have a lot of bulk at the point when I turn right side out.  Turn your wrap right side out and press, pay attention to the opening you left and make sure it gets turned in.  Topstitch around the whole wrap and it is ready to wear. I had some vintage lamp work cherries so I made some earrings to match.

12.03.2013

Glitter Pine Cone Ornaments

I was at my daughters house and she had all these little pine cones in her yard, so I picked up a few and put them in a mason jar for future projects. I decided I would try some mini glitter pine cone ornaments. They are really easy and quick to make.

Materials:
Pine Cones
Paint Brush

First I screwed in my eye screw to the top of the pine cone. 

With my paint brush I painted a line of glue along the edges of the cone and sprinkled with glass glitter.  When it was completely dry I added my metallic bakers twine.